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2012 election The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates  

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The 2016 election is still months away, but the races for both the Democratic and Republican nominations have been going since roughly five seconds after the last election. With dozens of primaries on the horizon, a disgruntled candidate from either party throw the whole thing into chaos by announcing a third party run - something that likely wouldn't happen until the nominations are locked up.

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has already said he might run on an independent ticket should far-right Donald Trump and far-left Bernie Sanders win. Could someone else throw their hat in the ring? Who should it be? A career politician with a clear, non-partisan vision for where to take the country? Or a true outsider from another profession or industry, who would have a innovative and fresh approach to policy?

To make this list, candidates should be eligible to hold the office of President of the United States (so no children, fictional characters, or Arnold Schwarzenegger) and likely to run as an independent third-party candidate. If you think your favorite author, or pundit, or movie star deserves a shot, add them to the list and vote up your favorite suggestions.
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135 88
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mark Holmes added Condoleezza Rice age 63

2
150 108
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added Al Gore age 70

3
111 91
Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates

4
122 105
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added Stephen Colbert age 53

5
104 96
Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Rudy Giuliani age 73

6
109 110
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mick Ribb added Oprah Winfrey age 64

7
107 108
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mark Holmes added Rush Limbaugh age 67

8
81 83
David Petraeus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates

9
69 71
Allen West is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added Allen West age 57

10
42 37
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
rnkr153 added Jesse Ventura age 66

11
73 81
Rick Warren is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mark Holmes added Rick Warren age 64

12
88 102
Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Ron Mexico added Elizabeth Warren age 68

13
77 88
Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Felix Ryan added Cornel West age 64

14
87 102
Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Colin Powell age 81

The Weirdest Third-Party Candidates in US History

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89 106
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Greg Stopera added George Clooney age 56

16
70 81
Pat Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added Pat Buchanan age 79

17
70 81
Mike Gravel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Felix Ryan added Mike Gravel age 87

18
62 70
Starr Parker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
DavidBrandt added Starr Parker

19
74 90
Howard Dean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added Howard Dean age 69

20
75 94
Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Ralph Nader age 84

21
72 91
Paul Krugman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added Paul Krugman age 65

The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

22
77 107
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Greg Stopera added Glenn Beck age 54

23
62 91
Michael Reagan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added Michael Reagan age 73

24
80 130
Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Felix Ryan added Michael Moore age 63

25
65 114
T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates

26
80 141
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Bill Gates age 62

27
62 115
Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
JacobCuellar added Ted Nugent age 69

28
80 147
Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
kaylive added Ron Paul age 82

29
69 134
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates

30
75 149
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Sarah Palin age 54

31
26 149
Penn Jillette is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
kaylive added Penn Jillette age 63

32
18 167
Chelsea Clinton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added Chelsea Clinton age 38